Best of Philly

2010 Chinese Restaurant

Han Dynasty

At the new Old City outpost of owner Han Chiang’s three–restaurant dynasty (joining locations in Exton and Royersford), the menu is organized by spice, on a scale of 1 (mild) to 10 (call the fire department). Han isn’t shy about telling you what to eat: the delicate dumplings in a chili oil bath (number 4 on the menu), dan dan noodles (6), and the dry-pot-style fish (10). Take his advice once the endorphins from all that spice kick in, you’ll be glad you did.

108 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; 215-922-1888;